Web sites

www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association's nationwide Web site. Loaded with tips, research updates and other useful information.

www.alz-tbc.org

The Tampa Bay Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association provides education programs and support services to people affected by Alzheimer's disease in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Sumter Counties.

www.Medicare.gov

Medicare's site. Click on "Nursing Home Compare" to check out the homes in your county, including inspection results.

www.fdhc.state.fl.us

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration regulates nursing homes. At top left of home page, click on "Medicaid" for information about drug programs for low-income people. At bottom left are "Nursing home guide" and "Nursing home watch."

www.AlzOnLine.net

Interactive site run by the University of Florida and Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Join discussions and get questions answered, like a support group online.

www.nfcacares.org

The nonprofit National Family Caregivers Association provides free information, product discounts and a newsletter.

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